Community Safety initiative in the run up to Christmas

A night of enforcement, action and reassurance for members of the public was carried out on Saturday night in Selby, Tadcaster and Sherburn, in a joint Police, Fire and District Council operation.

Police officers worked with District Council enforcement and licensing officers and North Yorkshire Fire Service in a series of co-ordinated visits to pubs and venues across the district on Saturday 7 December. The action evening was organised by the Safer Selby Community Safety Partnership and included drug sniffer dog Roscoe and handler.


Police Inspector Martin Wedgwood explained, “As part of our commitment to making the district a safer place to live we have teamed up with an array of colleagues to demonstrate a greater presence on the streets in the run up to Christmas.

“The purpose of this night of action has been for members of the public to see that we work closely with partners to deal with antisocial behaviour and ensure that businesses are operating correctly.”

In addition enforcement checks were carried out in premises which included checking requirements to display a license for gaming machines and to give out various campaign posters to display.

A number of searches were carried out on individuals and drugs were recovered as part of the operation, with follow up work to be completed by North Yorkshire Police.

SDC Christmas arrangements


There are some changes to household waste and recycling collections. Bin tags detailing the collection dates have been delivered to households in the district. You can also check your collection date online.

Collections due on Christmas Day (Wednesday) will be brought forward to Saturday 21 December. Collections due on Boxing Day (Thursday) will take place on Saturday 28 December. Collections due on New Year’s Day (Wednesday) will take place on Saturday 4 January.

Garden waste collections stop between Monday 16 December and Friday 10 January.

Other Services

The Council’s Market Cross contact centre and the Civic Centre in Selby will be closed during the period between Christmas and New Year.

Face to face services at the Market Cross contact centre will close at 2.30pm on Tuesday 24 December, with the phone lines and non-essential services closing from 3pm the same day until Thursday 2 January.

The Council will focus on providing emergency services for people who need them most between Christmas and New Year. The emergency service will continue to operate – this covers things like emergency housing repairs or homelessness support.  For emergency incidents only the number to call is 01653 600941.

Online services are unaffected and can be accessed 24 hours a day.  Make online payments and find out further information about our services here.

Amazon Scam Call Alert


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Criminals are targeting members of the public with automated calls stating that the recipient has been charged for an Amazon Prime subscription. The callers use this lure as a way to gain access to the recipient’s online banking account.

How does it work?

1. The victim receives an automated call stating that they’ve been charged for an Amazon Prime subscription. They’re asked to press 1 to cancel the charge, this connects them directly to the fraudster.

2. A fraudster, posing as an Amazon customer service representative, then tells the victim that the Prime subscription was purchased fraudulently and that they need remote access to the victim’s computer in order to fix a security flaw that will prevent it from happening again.

3. The victim is asked to download an application called Team Viewer, which grants the fraudster remote access to the victim’s computer.

4. The victim is then asked to log onto their online banking account whilst the criminals are able to monitor everything via Team Viewer

Be part of the POP UP MUSEUM in Selby 950

Residents are being invited to bring their historical treasures to ‘pop up museum’ events, as part of a Selby District Council project for Selby 950.

Selby Treasures invites people to bring their artefacts and objects along to the community events in shops and in public spaces and share the stories behind them by writing the history of the object as they know it on a label. The artefact owners and their stories will be photographed and recorded.

Focusing on Selby’s history is a key part of the Selby 950 project to celebrate this year’s anniversary of the founding of Selby Abbey.

As the pop up museum progresses and more events take place, banners will display the growing collection of photographs. Some residents will have their portraits and artefacts drawn by graphic artist and novelist Simon Grennon. These portraits will then be displayed at future events.

The events will take place in November and will be followed by a major exhibition featuring the most interesting objects, their owners and their stories in Selby Abbey from 25 January to 9 February 2020. The artwork created earlier in the project will also be on display.


The events will take place at:

Thursday 14 November, 9.30am-11.30am, Sainsbury’s

Friday 15 November, 11am-1pm, Wetherells (upstairs)

Friday 15 November, 2.30pm-4.30pm, Summit Indoor Adventure

Saturday 23 November, 10am-12pm, Selby Library

Lead executive member with responsibility for housing, health and culture, Cllr Chris Pearson, commented, “Selby has a long and varied history which the Selby Treasures project will celebrate. These events will be like a mystery tour of Selby’s heritage and we’re hoping for quirky, precious and mysterious artefacts and memorabilia.”

Curator Michala Pearson added, “We’re looking forward to showing many different aspects of Selby’s past off to a new generation of Selebians. We’ve already been approached by someone with a walking stick made from a Selby Abbey roof beam following the great fire there.”

Artist Simon Grennan said, “We want the artwork, which will be on display banners, to show the roots between the artefacts, their owners and the history of the town. We’re sure that there will be a really interesting variety of items brought to these events. We can’t wait to get started cataloguing and sharing the stories behind them.”

Another element of the project will see the curators bring Selby artefacts that are currently held in regional museums and collections back to the town for the final exhibition. Participants and visitors to the exhibition will receive a special Selby Treasures brochure commemorating the project.

The project has been made possible thanks to money raised by National Lottery players as the National Lottery Heritage Fund has awarded funding to Selby District Council to deliver a programme of arts and heritage events to celebrate the 950th anniversary of the founding of Selby Abbey.

The National Lottery Heritage Fund

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Meetings about managing tidal flood risk around the Humber Estuary

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Large areas around the Humber estuary and its tidal rivers are at risk of
tidal flooding. With sea levels rising and storms becoming more frequent,
it’s important that farmers and landowners are aware of the risks and
potential impacts.
The Environment Agency is working with the NFU, IDBs, CLA, ADA, TFA and
Local Authorities, to hold meetings with farmers/landowners, tenants and
land managers from around the estuary to talk about flood risk and help
you understand how you can be better prepared now and in the future.
Understanding the impacts of flooding on agriculture can help towards
effectively planning for possible future flooding, potentially lessening the
impacts and speeding up recovery.

Wednesday 30th October 10:00 – 12:00:
Keyingham Village Hall, 44 Waudby
Garth Road, Keyingham, Hull HU12 9TN
Wednesday 30th October 14:00 – 16:00:
The Courtyard, Boothferry Road, Goole
DN14 6AE
Thursday 31st October 10:00 – 12:00:
Arties Mill Lodge, Wressle Road, Brigg
DN20 9LF